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Bilateral microvascular second toe transfer for bilateral post-traumatic thumb amputation.
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PMID:  22754176     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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In bilateral thumb amputations, the functional impairment is serious and every attempt should be made to reconstruct the thumb. We report a case of bilateral post traumatic thumb amputation, reconstructed with bilateral second toe transfer. Only two such cases have been reported in literature so far. Though there are various modalities for the reconstruction of thumb, microvascular toe transfer has its own merits. The convalescent period is minimal with excellent function. It is bilaterally symmetric and aesthetically superior to the osteoplastic reconstruction. The technical details are discussed, and the long term functional and aesthetic results are presented.
Authors:
Rajendra Nehete; Anita Nehete; Sandeep Singla; Harshad Adhav
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of plastic surgery : official publication of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India     Volume:  45     ISSN:  1998-376X     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Plast Surg     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-03     Completed Date:  2012-08-23     Revised Date:  2013-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8405356     Medline TA:  Indian J Plast Surg     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  154-7     Citation Subset:  -    
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Department of Plastic Surgery, Vedant (Nehete) Hospital, Nashik, Maharashtra, India.
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